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VFX Supervisor EPA

The VFX Supervisor EPA is the end-point assessment for this Level 7 standard.

This occupation is found in the British and International visual effects (VFX) industries, providing computer generated (CG) digital content for film, television, advertising, games, corporate and immersive reality industries. VFX companies and studios vary in size and the number of employees they have, and are described as small, medium or large companies.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to liaise with the director and director of photography from the earliest stages of a production, working with clients and colleagues to interpret the production brief and assess the resources and VFX technical teams and specialists needed for the VFX/CG elements to be created. They will identify, select and for some productions, devise, the VFX tools and techniques to be used to meet the director’s creative vision. They will usually be present on location whilst the scenes are filmed to ensure that sufficient and suitable material is captured in a way that can be used by a VFX Artist and that it meets quality standards.

A VFX supervisor needs to have the creative and technical skills and an advanced knowledge, of the interacting technical factors and methodologies that can be used to create photo-realistic 3D animation, and the other key areas of 3D asset creation including; modelling, texturing, lighting, FX and rendering.

Gateway requirements

  • Level 2 English and maths 
  • A portfolio of work-based evidence, used to support the professional discussion=
  • An approved post-show report proposal

Assessment Methods

  • Post-show review report, with presentation and questions:  The post-show review report involves the apprentice completing a piece of work that meets the needs of the employer’s business and is relevant to their role. This is followed by a presentation delivered by the apprentice, which is based on the post-show review report, and then questions from an assessor. 
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio: A 90-minute discussion with an assessor, supported by a portfolio of evidence.

Indicative duration of assessment

The EPA will typically be completed within a period of up to six months once the Gateway requirements have been met. 

More Information

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